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coverage tonight ed henry on the president. first, john roberts covering governor romney's campaign for us. i know they are down playing expectations, john. but what are we expecting in the way of debate preparations now? >> in terms of debate preparation, i talked with mid romney's debate coach senator rob portman about that he said the strategy depends on which president obama shows up. if it's the combative and aggressive president obama. mitt romney could go toe to toe with him and punch for punch. it's it's 2008 rope-a-dope obama that dominated the debates back then governor romney has to be careful not to punch himself out early or commit any unforced errors. clearly articulate the choice between himself and president obama where he would take the country and where the president would here is ryan. >> he needs to give the american people the choice we are offering. that's what we are doing. we owe the country a very clear choice of a different future. we can either have a dynamic growing economy that produces opportunity or we can have a stagnant economy that fosters dependency. >> a
's handling of the economy compared to 35% two years ago. john reports is following the romney campaign and live tonight but first, let's get to ed henry live outside the white house. you would think the bad economic news would have the president scrambling? >> especially on top of that economic growth number you mentioned which is very weak, durable goods, that came in. it's down 13.2%. washing machines and things that are supposed to last three years. it was the worst drop since 2009 when we were in recession and president took office. nonetheless, the president is out on the trail to gain the battleground of virginia, basically trying to say, look, this is going to take more time. take a listen. >> during campaign season you hear a lot about patriotism. you know what? it's time for a new economic patriotism. an economic patriotism rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle-class. i won't pretend that getting there is easy. the truth is it's going to take a few more years to solve challenges that have built up over decades. >> in addition to
debate preps starting at the end of this weekend. and he has been rehearsing with john kerry. the senator from massachusetts and there will be some questions and a lot riding on it. john kerry has asked for serious answers and accounting for what's happened in libya the last couple of days. mr. romney has been sparring with rob portman the senator from ohio with mock debates. he will spend literally the next four days off the campaign trail heading preparing for it he will head to denver on monday. debate preps in boston. more closed door rehearsals leading up to wednesday. knows this is a big opportunity for him to regain momentum having slid in the polls for several weeks now. he talked a little bit on campaign plane as he was on his way back from philadelphia to boston where he will spend the weekend doing more research. watch. >> they will make the decision on what they believe is the best interest of the country and their own family. i expect to be able to describe that in a way people will understand. and if they do, i will get elected. romney was referring to the first opportunity
're still pressuring the president. john barrasso saying there was a cover-up on benghazi. other republicans are not going that far. but they are still putting pressure on this white house by suggesting the president is not showing enough leadership. take a listen. >> the president has demonstrated that there really isn't a central rudder, full, to our foreign policy coming out of the white house. and i think most americans are looking at it want to go see more leadership, want to go see america lead again. >> tonight republican senator john mccain and two of his gop colleagues fired off a tough letter to ambassador susan rice demanding to know why she gave different answers from other officials about whether or not this was a spontaneous attack, a terrorist attack. the bottom line, the white house is insisting this charge of a cover-up is not true. >> shep: if any of this is getting to the white house or any of his campaign team, you can't tell it. >> you can't tell from the president. he was calm in new york, even after he finished up his u.n. speech. he ran into a security guard whom he a
to go to nevada for a couple of nights. and is he going to do some debate prep. john kerry we already knew would be the person who is going to stand in as mitt romney in the mock sessions we are told. they have already had a few of those sessions in washington. now they will be taking it no nevada because it's close to colorado. battleground state. they are trying to lower expectations in the white house by saying look the president hasn't debated since john mccain four years ago while mitt romney had a couple dozen debates in those republic primaries earlier this year. the other thing going on you said the debate is a week from tonight. two days later we will get the september jobs report. so the economy going to remain front and center, shep. >> shepard: ed henry live, kent, ohio tonight. thanks. the romney camp also arguing that president obama himself has not called the recent assault on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya an act of terrorism. that attack killed four americans including the u.s. ambassador to libya. and now house republicans are turning up the pressure on the pr
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